Recommended: "Black Friday" short from the Toy Story BD. I see it as a tale of redemption via resorting to ones own instincts. The film makers describe how they got sucked into the Disney system, and lost their way trying to deal with three layers of production notes, and calls to make the story and characters "edgy". The short concludes with a clip from their initial story reel. It's bad to the point of being painful to watch. Under pressure from Disney to shut the whole thing down, they spent two weeks in a frenzy to storyboard the movie afresh.
Al Held Foundation. Just trying to put this new site on the map.
doodle bug vs antlion
roly prots
bitter feast
never been a huge louis ck fan. his hbo sitcom a few years back was watchable but not exceedingly so. for some reason all the top comedians cite him when they are asked who is the best stand-up comedian. dont know if that is some sort of groupthink or if he appeals on the level of craft which is lost on me. but he has a new show which debuts tonight at 11 on fx and has received positive reviews as far as ive seen. so crank up your tivo and give it a whirl.
City Car

July 1 - August 13, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 1, 6 - 8 pm

North Room: Michelle Segre

Michelle Segre will exhibit two new mixed media sculptures in the North Room. In an effort to strip down her work and let the materials inside emerge to play a more prominent role, Segre exposes the armatures and surfaces of her sculptures, recycling parts of old works and test pieces accumulated over time, and incorporating them within new sculptures. The results are unexpected combinations of forms which hover in the balance between spontaneity and pre-meditation. Using papier-mâché, wire, rocks, plasticene, and other simple materials, she creates gestural abstractions that are both haphazardly composed and rationally determined.

This will be Michelle Segre's third show at the gallery. Her work was recently seen in the exhibitions Slough and The Visible Vagina at David Nolan Gallery, New York.

Derek Eller Gallery is located at 615 West 27th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Summer hours are Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 6pm. For further information or visuals, please contact the gallery at 212.206.6411 or visit
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dirty sue
amusing if you watch true blood.

not sure what records its broken but at wimbledon there is no fifth set tiebreaker. there is a match currently at 31-30 in the fifth set. on espn 2.
Pork v. Unicorn
Sigmar Polke, an artist of infinite, often ravishing pictorial jest, whose sarcastic and vibrant layering of found images and maverick, chaos-provoking painting processes left an indelible mark on the last four decades of contemporary painting, died yesterday in Cologne, Germany. He was 69; the cause was complications of cancer, according to Gordon Veneklasen, a partner at the Michael Werner Gallery New York, the artist’s chief American representative.

((one of my all time fav's, fell in love with his work when i moved to NYC in 84))
one minute in and im already tired of the world cup .
this could go so many different places, jimlouis, cinefiles, or here. i like killing flies. (netflix, watch anytime.) language!
Finally saved up enough pork points to eat here later this week...

Welcome to Salumeria Rosi.

Salumeria Rosi is a small, neighborhood salumi shop and restaurant. The Salumeria is located in New York City's Upper West Side, but is much like one you would find on any street corner in Italy. We offer a wide variety of traditional Italian cured meats to be enjoyed on the spot or taken to go.

The Rosi family has produced high-quality salumi in Italy for generations. They are as passionate about pork as they are tradition. In opening Salumeria Rosi, the Rosi family hopes to share with you a part of life deeply-rooted in Italy, and especially in their hometown of Parma. They have teamed up with Cesare Casella - Italian chef per eccellenza - to create a special menu of prepared-foods and dishes, typically found in salumerie across Italy.

A visit to one's local salumeria is considered a daily ritual for most Italians - we hope that it will be for you as well.
Eatin Briefs

Ate at The Harrison for the first time and it was quite delish, they have been around almost 10 years now and like Chambers St Wines they opened in 2001, a unique time in Tribeca History.

Finally went to Buttermilk Channel and they handed us a popover apon sitting down and than fresh market food arrived too. They use our pals Caputo's and list them on the menu, it was yummy as well, all American wine not for me but the beers were delish.

Frankies folks Prime Meats was very good (minus the very week french fries) and my kind of menu. Not my kind of room but I had the best beer in years here, sadly cant remember the name.
vegan avocado pesto pasta
Unlike a great majority of documentaries produced today, DMT is a rare subject where the medium of film is essential to the story. The only way to convey the sheer importance and power of the rehabilitation process is to witness it either in person or through the camera’s eye.

this is a friend's film. pretty amazing stuff. they are trying to raise money to finish the project if anyone can help out.
fish tank - pretty good albeit discomfiting sleeper. just read the lead was plucked out of obscurity which makes it more impressive.
cheeky bastards
floatilla geopolitical analysis